Landscape painting is often understood to be merely a record of a place’s details. Although these things are important, it is really the space of the landscape made tangible by the landforms that captivates me and is at the core of my work. To me, the land and the atmosphere embrace one another, defining each other in a yin-yang relationship. Since 1989 I have worked mostly with the Columbia River watershed, as well as imagery from our various travels. The Kittitas Valley is where my wife and I settled for retirement and of all the places either of us has lived (37 between the two of us!), the Kittitas Valley is the only place that actually feels like home. This is a special place and I hope that the viewer will also appreciate this corner of the world.